Dear members of the Presidium of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture! International Association "Peace through Culture" invites you to the online conference "Spiritual harmony - the basis of peace", dedicated to the Day of Spiritual Accord and the 10th anniversary of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture.
The main goal is to unite and rally all sitizens of Kazakhstan around common values and promote interethnic and interfaith harmony.
Global Spiritual Culture – the Key to Humanity’s Future Humankind clearly faces both enormous challenges and tremendous opportunities at this evolutionary moment in our history. Our growing ecological and societal challenges are unprecedented as both our existing global civilization and survival as a species are now in serious jeopardy. Opportunities for large-scale transformation are also unprecedented being driven by on-going revolutions in spiritual understandings, universal values, scientific knowledge, advanced technologies, and global communications. The challenges before us are both man-made and products of the modern age. The long list includes; nuclear war, terrorism, climate change, eco-system destruction, resource depletion, disease, pandemics and toxic pollution of our air, water and land. Increasing ecological degradation and resource exploitation go hand in hand with mounting insecurity and militarization, rising criminality and corruption, growing economic and social polarization and escalating religious and cultural conflict.
TOWARDS A NEW WORLD, WITH A HARMONIOUS LANGUAGE. Today large organizations NGOs, government institutions and no governmental institutions and others groups are joined in healthy cooperation and friendship with the responsibility to overcame the present human being crises that are destroying humanity. These organizations during the last World Forum of Spiritual Culture warn us that danger is imminent, complex and large-scale planetary. Changes are possible and they come only when we implement within the spheres of society the principles of harmony; some of them are cited in the way how we use words in the field of Literature (IFLAC- Global Harmony Association , World Academy of Arts and Culture) among others organizations that are in the same struggle for an universal well being in the way to rescue values and the right of peace for peoples and nations as an urgent step for writers who with their creation are awakening conscious in the Literature, without this basis of harmony we cannot give the first one.
GOBIND SADAN: SUCCESSFUL MODEL OF INTERFAITH SPIRITUAL CULTURE We bring you greetings from Gobind Sadan, where the teachings and inspiration of our great teacher, Baba Virsa Singh Ji--who left his physical body in 2007--continue to guide us as we people of many religions celebrate God in many forms and many ways. We are Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Jews, and Buddhists from numerous countries, wealthy and materially poor, highly educated and illiterate, all living, working, and worshipping together as members of one human family which knows no boundaries, a House of God without Walls, in which all are welcome.
The realization of the idea of a universal World-Union Mankind is trapped in a labyrinth of wrong conceptions, conscious lies, half truths, ignorance and bare egoism, that is within an unreal materialism. Presently, not reason, clarity and knowledge govern the physical world, but striving for power, individual interests and dangerous emotions which are steered and manipulated according to demand and available power, through the methods of modern propaganda. The technological and economic progress of today’s world nevertheless offers no encouraging perspectives. Uncertainty in the whole world, fear of economic ruin, fear of atom bombs and speculation in uranium, gold, silver, oil and other values dominate the world. Today’s policy has less foresight and only improvisation and patching broken dams (levees).
Dear President and Guests, I greet you with my inmost respect. I am honored to address such a dignified and esteemed audience owing to the World Forum of Spiritual Culture. I hereby congratulate with my compliments the 20th anniversary of independence of Kazakhstan and wish Kazakhstan and its people a more powerful and brighter future and blissfulness. Being the first country that recognized the independence of Kazakhstan all along, Turkey attaches importance to Turkish-Kazakh friendship, cooperation and solidarity and endeavours to improve relations between the two countries. In its 20th anniversary, Turkish-Kazakh relations endure on sturdy foundations. As a Turkish citizen; I take a pride in and rejoiced by that.
Religions attitude to Globalism Globalization is a kind of conceptualization for the trend of developments the world has witnessed since mid-twentieth century and in which the role of states and nation as well as the domestic laws are diminished and instead the role of international law and trends are beefed up. This conceptualization of the current international developments, called globalization, which has been accelerated over the past two decades has drawn the attention of a number of thinkers and scholars who have forwarded various theories in this regard. This trend has influenced the domestic politics, local economies and indigenous cultures. An arena which has been influenced by globalization is the intersection of divine religions with globalization. The present article is an attempt to study the relationship between globalization and religions and consequently the relations of globalization with the interfaith dialogue.